Hair care for African American babies

A baby with a halo curls looks very cute, but it is one of the most difficult tasks for parents to know – How to take a proper care for the hair of their African American baby and how to keep their child's hair shiny and well moisturized all the time. Here are some hair care tips for African American babies:

Proper Moisture

- African American baby’s hair is curly by nature and is more prone to dryness.

- Avoid using chemical based hair moisturizing product.

- The best way to moisturize your baby scalp is to apply a small amount of oil to the scalp 2 times daily. Try to choose organic olive or coconut oil.

- After applying oil to the baby’s hair and scalp, cover their head with a hat and allow the oil to penetrate the hair follicles for about 30 minutes to an hour before bathing.

Hair Styling

Avoid using heat tools, like hair dryers, flat irons, or curling wands to straight or style baby hair. As baby hairs are quite sensitive in comparison children and/or adults. Well if baby is of age of 10 years old or more then, one can use Babyliss pro nano straightener occasionally by ensuring lower heating temperature of titanium plates. Keep in mind temperature control varies with hair types, and one should do best to not use flat irons on natural hairs of kids of age of up to 15 years. Let them enjoy and decide later what kind of style they want to give to their hair.

african american hair after flat iron use
African American Hairs Straightening by Babyliss Pro Flat Iron

Shampoo and Conditioner

- Avoid using chemical based shampoos or conditioners.

- Go natural because , the natural products will be much more nourishing and less irritating to baby's scalp and hair – use gentle, organic hair care products like Aveda, Jason or Naked Naturals or any other mild-herbal product.

Careful Care

- After washing your baby’s hair, do not forget to use a small amount of coconut or olive oil.

- Avoid using brushes on your child's hair and opt for picks instead.

- Avoid frequent hair wash; try to wash your child's hair more than once or twice in a week unless absolutely necessary.